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Naomi Irion

Updated: Apr 6

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On the morning on Saturday, March 12, 2022, 18-year-old Naomi Irion drove her car to the Walmart parking lot in Fernley, Nevada. While Naomi was sitting in her car waiting for a shuttle to arrive that would take her to work, a man approached her car, said or did something that made her slide over to the passenger seat, then this man entered the driver’s seat and abducted Naomi. 41-year-old Troy Driver has since been arrested on kidnapping charges. However, Naomi remains missing.

Naomi Irion is 5’11” and weighs 240lbs. Her hair is dyed black, and she has green eyes with one eye having a bit of brown in it. She has a smiley face tattoo on her right ankle, her septum is pierced as are both of her nostrils. She was last seen wearing a blue Panasonic t-shirt, a grey cardigan, grey pants, and dark colored off brand Ugg style boots. She was also carrying a black purse and an iPhone XR. None of Naomi’s clothing or belongings have been located as of recording this episode.


Her abductor was driving her 1992 sun faded blue Mercury Sable. Though a new dark colored Chevy 2500 High Country Silverado truck has been impounded in relation to the abduction as well. Authorities are looking for witnesses who may have seen either vehicle on or around March 12, 2022.

Anyone with information is urged to Call Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at 775-463-6620, Secret Witness of Nevada at 775-322-4900 or email at detective@lyon-county.org You can also submit tips anonymously online at Tips.FBI.Gov.


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LaFever, Matt. “The Violent Mendocino County Beginnings of Troy Driver, the Lead Suspect in the Kidnapping and Disappearance of Nevada's Naomi Irion.” Redheaded Blackbelt, 30 Mar. 2022, https://kymkemp.com/2022/03/30/the-violent-mendocino-county-beginnings-of-troy-driver-the-lead-suspect-in-the-kidnapping-and-disappearance-of-nevadas-naomi-irion/.

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